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Mango Ceviche

Traditionally ceviche is a dish made with seafood, however this unique version is simpler and gives you tons of flavor completely plant based!

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Mango Ceviche
Course Side
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice onion and place int a bowl of ice water to sit 10 minutes while other ingredients are prepared.
  2. Chop mango and place in a bowl with half of the lime juice and salt. Test and increase lime juice to your liking.
  3. Add jalapenos, cilantro, and drained onions.
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My Dollar Store and Leftover Dinner

This is one of my favorite supercheap and superfast meals – has everyone already thought of this?  I take whatever Chinese leftovers I can scrounge up – mine or someone elses’s as long as they’re vegetarian – and I add up to a 10 ounce pack of Dollar store broccoli to them, and – voila! (what’s the Chinese translation for that?)  Instant yummy and pretty  healthy dinner – yummy because you have all the flavors from a Chinese restaurant, but way healthier because the ubiquitous oils are spread throughout a whole dinner instant of concentrated in a small portion.

If you’ve ordered (and I hope you have – it would be a great choice!) steamed tofu and veggies with sauce on the side such as the one dish in the picture, featured on most Chinese menus in the vegetarian section, you can add just a little of the sauce for flavor but use Bragg’s liquid aminos, low sodium soy sauce, sriracha sauce, etc. for the main kick.

For extra bonus points, order brown rice on the side instead of white if your Chinese or Asian restaurant offers it as an option – otherwise you can make your own.

People usually aren’t as crazy about brown rice but I have a couple secrets in that department – But that’s a blog for another time!….

Cold Brew Colada

Naturally I am not what you would call a morning person… but a sip of this drink and you’ll be ready to take on the day!

Reasons why I love it:

  1. It puts pep in my step! Cold brew is stronger than conventionally made coffee.
  2. It tastes just as good if not better than your go to expensive coffee chain.
  3. Making coffee at home can save you some serious cash!

*For this recipe I brew my own cold brew over night (its so easy!) but if you are not into making your own you can buy cold brew pre-made in the refrigerated isle of your grocery store!

 

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Cold Brew Colada
Course Drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
glass
Ingredients
Course Drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
glass
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour cold brew and milk into a glass
  2. Add ice cubes and agave and stir
Recipe Notes

The ratio of cold brew to coffee is 1:2 but you can adjust this based on your caffeine intake or taste preferences.

 

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Two Bean Enchiladas

The name Enchilada comes from the spanish verb enchilar which mean “to add chili pepper to”. In this recipe we will be creating a savory filling wrapped in tortillas and topped off with a delicious chili sauce!

This recipe is adapted from The Garden Grazer.

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Two Bean Enchiladas
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Instructions
Filling
  1. Dice onion and bell pepper and saute on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, dice tomatoes and drain and rinse beans
  3. Once onions are tender add smoked paprika, cumin, tomatoes, beans, and nutritional yeast. Stir and heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees and prepare enchilada sauce.
  5. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish and coat with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
  6. Fill tortillas with filling and roll in, tucking in the sides. Place in dish and cover with enchilada sauce.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
Enchilada Sauce
  1. Heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Add flour and spices and stir until lightly browned
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and broth until smooth. Continue cooking over medium until sauce slightly thickens.
Recipe Notes

These are great with sour cream or simple avocado!

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Golden Orange Goji Smoothie

Thanks to Green Blender for helping us get more healthful sweet potatoes into our diet in the most delicious way!

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Golden Orange Goji Smoothie
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop sweet potato and pineapple into pieces if needed for your blender. Add the rest and blend until smooth. If your blender is not high-powered, you might want to microwave or steam the sweet potato for a few minutes first to soften it . Courtesy of Green Blender.
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Fakin’ Bacon BLT Club Sandwich

This is a pretty obvious recipe but many people haven’t had the treat of a non-meat BLT yet – and that’s a shame! “Fake bacon” is available at most grocery stores now, and has come a long way in terms of flavor . Just make sure to read the list of ingredients – many companies put egg white in to make it crispier. Why make just a regular sandwich with these ingredients when the flavors are so good you can make it a double decker?

What’s tropical about this recipe,  you ask? Absolutely nothing except the fact that it’s a really simple – leaving  you lots of lounging time in the hammock!  Ahhhh.

Nice paired with an easy cold salad such as tossed dark greens, a healthy cole slaw, 3-bean salad, pickled beets, or tomatoes or cucumbers in vinaigrette.

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Fake Bacon BLT Club Sandwich
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 2 min.
Cook Time 5 min.
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 2 min.
Cook Time 5 min.
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spread the mayo on the bread - wait - you've made a sandwich before, right? Usually not my favorite part of a loaf, the heels in this case hold all the inner fixins' in nicely.
Recipe Notes

This has almost all the flavor but none of the carcinogens and sadness of real bacon.  Back in 2015, processed meats (hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausage, deli meats, etc.) were classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization, so this is a much better option for your health - not to mention the pig's!

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Pineapple Island Ice Cream

This pineapple ice cream takes only TWO ingredients. You heard me right.

Frozen pineapple teamed up with So Delicious vanilla coconut yogurt create a smooth, sweet treat perfect for a hot day.

For a personalized touch try making your own coconut milk yogurt from scratch! Recipe coming soon.

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Pineapple Island Ice cream
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend pineapple and yogurt in high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Hint: you will need to stir with the attachment or pause and stir the mixture with a spoon a few times.
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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

This is a sweet and spicy burrito that will get you up and ready to take on the day!

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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains and slice into ~1/2 inch slices.
  2. Add plantains, water, and juice from one lime into a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer until soft (15-20 minutes).
  3. When soft mash with a fork and season with salt if desired.
  4. Add beans and salsa to a small saucepan and bring to medium-low heat stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  5. Place a quarter of plantains and beans and salsa onto each warmed tortilla.
  6. Fold in the sides and roll up!
  7. Optional: I like to serve with a lime wedge and fresh mango.
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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks

Not living in Hawaii means that rainbows don’t come my way frequently…so to bring myself back to the islands I decided to make my own in the kitchen!

Enter Rainbow fruit sticks!

So full of color – no filter needed!

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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash your fruit!
  2. Chop the mango, pineapple and kiwi into thick pieces about an inch thick each way.
  3. Slide one of each fruit onto a wooden skewer starting with blackberries all the way to strawberries.
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Avocado and White Bean Beach Salad

A simple and fresh salad that is perfect to take outside to enjoy :).

Adapted from The Vegan Roadie, this salad will have you feeling happy and healthy!

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Avocado and White Bean Beach Salad
Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse white beans and place in large bowl.
  2. Chop avocado, tomato, and onion and add to the bowl.
  3. Gently mix together.
  4. Top with the juice from half a lemon,salt, and dried basil.
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